Signs of Suicide Program

Susan Cadena, LMSW
K-12 Prevention Coordinator
Phone: 480-545-2181
susan.cadena@gilbertschools.net

Gilbert Public Schools SOS (Signs of Suicide) Program Information and Resources

As part of our commitment to prevention education, Gilbert Public Schools (GPS) is offering depression awareness and suicide prevention training as part of the SOS (Signs of Suicide) Prevention Program.  The program has proven to be successful at increasing help seeking by students concerned about themselves or a friend and is the only school-based suicide prevention program listed by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as an evidence-based program.  It helps students and adults demystify the confusion around what constitutes normal development and what may be a potentially serious issue.

All of our campus Behavioral Health Team professionals (school social workers, psychologists, nurses and counselors) in the district will support the facilitation of  the curriculum.  

Please review the resources listed below to learn more about the SOS program at each level.  The elementary school presentation is provided for your information, and the link for the junior high and high school programs is listed below with the login information.  The link will allow you to access valuable information about the presentations, as well as resources on the warning signs of suicide, anxiety, depression, and tips on how to talk to your children about mental health.

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